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Wind Power, the Mandate for the Future by kellena91


									                                                                                              WI Chapter 17
Badger Write Away
                                           Issue 204                        December 2009

                                                      4th Quarter Chapter Meeting
December 9-10, 2009                       Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Madison West                                           Madison

                        Wind Power, the Mandate for the Future
      This program has been approved by the IRWA for 3.5 hours of continuing education credit for SR/WA recertification requirements

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
                                                                       Pat Adams will then discuss:
Mark Noah will present an introduction to
                                                                       •   Accumulation of easements
Wind Power including:
                                                                       •   Landowner rights and easement compensation
•   Historical data • Future forecast                                  •   Impact on land use
•   Costs • Problems                                                   •   Crane Runs
•   How wind power affects Wisconsin                                   •   Underground existing utilities
•   Turbine shutdowns for storms                                       •   Obtaining local support for project
•   Transit wind model vs. wind farm models
                                                                       LUNCH: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Andy Hesselbach will guide us through two
                                                                       AFTERNOON EDUCATION PROGRAM
projects and discuss:
                                                                       1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
• How the site is chosen
• Land and lake options and problems                                   John McWilliams will discuss other alternate
• Ocean/Great Lakes wind mills • PSC Role                              sources of generation, including:
• State Mandates and the policies that drive them                      • Landfill gas to energy projects
• Environmental issues                                                 • Anaerobic digester projects
• Electric grid to feed new substation                                 • Bio-mass projects
• Interconnection to transmission line
• Efficiency scale vs other sources of energy                          Followed by a discussion on Solar energy by
• Cost to build                                                        Dave Toso.
                                                                                                                 (continued on page 4)

                            AGENDA                                            If you stay, Register IRWA!
Wednesday, December 9 ~ Training and Meeting
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.     Brokers Continuing Education Course
                                                                           Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites - Madison West
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.     Executive Board Meeting                            1109 Fourier Drive, Madison, WI 53717
6:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.     Social Event - Hotel Lounge
                                                                                   Phone No.: 1-608-826-0550
Thursday, December 10 ~ Chapter General Meeting                                     Toll free: 1-888-522-9472
8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.    Registration - Rolls & Coffee
                            Fees: Pre-register ($25) at Door ($35)                    Fax: 1-608-826-0550
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.   Chapter General Meeting
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Networking                                  
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Morning Program
12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
                        Afternoon Program
                                                                             A block of rooms has been reserved for
3:30 p.m.               Adjourn                                              December 8, 2009 - December 10, 2009
Friday, December 11 ~ Training                                                        The room rate is $70.
9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.      USPAP Update                                         (Room Block expires on November 8, 2009 )
                                                                                                 DATES TO REMEMBER

                                                                           Dec. 9, 2009          Brokers Continuing Education Course
                                                                                                 Holiday Inn & Suites, Madison West
IRWA Badger Chapter 17 Officers                                            Dec. 9, 2009          4th Quarter Executive Board Meeting
                                                                                                 Holiday Inn & Suites, Madison West
President . . . . . . . . . . . . .John Rolling, PhD, SR/WA                Dec. 10, 2009         4th Quarter General Chapter Meeting
                                                                                                 Holiday Inn & Suites, Madison West
International Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barb Taves           Dec. 11, 2009         USPAP Update
                                                                                                 Holiday Inn & Suites, Madison West
President Elect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ernie Kretschmann             March 2-3, 2010 Brokers Continuing Education Course
                                                                                           Bridgewood Resort Hotel - Neenah
                                                                           March 3, 2010         1st Quarter Executive Board Meeting
Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Richard Dickson
                                                                                                 Bridgewood Resort Hotel - Neenah
                                                                           March 3, 2010         Course 804 - Skills of Expert Testimony
Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Beth Massey                           Bridgewood Resort Hotel - Neenah
                                                                           March 4, 2010         1st Quarter General Meeting
Northwest Affiliate Officers                                                                     Bridgewood Resort Hotel - Neenah
                                                                           June 1, 2010          Course (TBD)
Chairperson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jody Isaacson                              Best Western Grand Seasons Hotel, Waupaca
                                                                           June 2, 2010          2nd Quarter Executive Board Meeting
Chairperson-elect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Laura Humphrey                                    Best Western Grand Seasons Hotel, Waupaca
                                                                           June 3, 2010          2nd Quarter General Meeting
Secretary/Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cheri Barna                                 Best Western Grand Seasons Hotel, Waupaca

Badger Write Away is published quarterly as a service to
IRWA Chapter 17’s members. The publication of an
article, opinion or advertisement does not constitute an
endorsement by the IRWA or Chapter 17. The IRWA and
                                                                                          TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 17 expressly disclaim responsibility for the                     Agenda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
contents or accuracy of any article, opinion or                          Program Information & About the Presenters . . . . . .1, 4
advertisement expressed or published herein.                             2009 Officers / Dates to Remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Chapter 17 Editors for 2009:                                             President’s Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

Kathy Rudolph and Laura Humphrey                                         Chapter News
Timbers-Selissen Land Specialists Inc.                                   3rd Quarter Executive Board Meeting Minutes . . . . .5-8
2115 E Clairemont Avenue, Suite 2A
Eau Claire, WI 54701                                                     3rd Quarter General Meeting Minutes . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
                                                                         Photos: Course 200 & Social Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
  Phone:     (715) 830-0544                                              Photos: 3rd Quarter General Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
  Fax:       (715) 830-0545                                              Photos: IEC - Region Chair Joint Meeting . . . . . . . . .11
  Toll Free: (888) 830-0546                                              Milestones and Announcements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
  E-mail: Kathy -
          Laura -                               IRWA Utility/DOT Liaison Committee Minutes . .12-13
                                                                         Photo: MI Fall Education Seminar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Your comments and contributions are welcome.
2010 Submittal Deadlines: January 4, April 5, July 5                     Real Estate Brokers/Salesperson Continuing Education15
                                                                         7 Hours National USPAP Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Layout: Timbers-Selissen Land Specialists, Inc.
Printing: Xer-Lith Printing, Madison, Wisconsin                          Real Estate Brokers/Salesperson Continuing Education17
                                                                         Course 804: Skills of Expert Testimony . . . . . . . . . . . .18
      Badger                                                             General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
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President’s Message

                          John Rolling - President
                                - Chapter 17
                        Greetings members and friends of Badger Chapter 17!
                        It’s hard to believe that I’m writing my last message as
                        chapter president. This year has flown by.

                           I look back over the past year with great pride in our
                           organization’s accomplishments. We have enrolled new members even in spite of a national
                           recession. We have recognized two new SR/WA’s this year, while several other candidates
 have made great strides toward winning the designation. Our education program has been stellar. We have presented
 some very successful courses this year. I say “successful” primarily in that these courses improve the skills of our
 members. But I can also tell you that these courses have been successful financially—strong course enrollment
 contributes to our chapter’s healthy treasury and so makes it possible for the chapter to sponsor programs and events
 that benefit us all. I am proud to note that attendance at our general meetings has been good this year, even while
 some the members’ employers have cut back support for attendance. The programs that we’ve presented at this year’s
 set of meetings have been very informative. We’ve covered topics from downtown revitalization to environmental
 history to roundabouts to electric transmission. I’ve learned about things outside my field. I hope you’ve been able to
 take advantage of these opportunities as well. Finally, I am proud that we remain a sociable group. We’ve continued
 the tradition of sponsoring social events alongside our professional meetings. This year we can count three significant
 social events—the Neenah Pub Crawl in March, the Brewers Game in May, and Marla Britton’s Open House in
 September. It’s great to see that as a group we are good friends as well as colleagues/competitors.

 We’ll continue our traditions through the waning months of 2009. We will serve the educational needs of our
 members through the presentation of our Real Estate Broker’s continuing education modules and through the 7-Hour
 USPAP Update course for appraisers. Lorraine Winchel, our point person for Stand-Alone Events, has arranged a
 group outing to the Fireside Theater’s holiday program on November 7. I’m looking forward to our upcoming
 December 3 chapter meeting in Madison. The Programs and Outreach Committee has put together very timely
 sessions on the subject of wind energy. This is a topic very much in the news today, both on the national scale and
 here in Wisconsin. A new project has recently been announced for Columbia County, while the Minnesota Public
 Utilities Commission just approved a project in that state which will serve Alliant Energy customers in Wisconsin.
 Our Wisconsin legislature has enacted a new law that puts wind energy projects under PSC, not local municipality,
 control. Wind energy promises to be a continuing issue for us as consumers and citizens as well as in our professional

 But enough self-congratulation. We have much more work to do. We will face challenges in maintaining and
 expanding our membership through this recession. We have several members who still need to get over the hump in
 pursuit of their certifications or designation. We will always need members to step forward and lend a hand in
 arranging programs, coordinating courses, managing and contributing to the newsletter and website, etc. I hope you
 will join in giving back to this organization. The committee chairs are always looking for help.

 Finally, let me thank you for having given me the opportunity to represent you over the past year. It’s been a privilege
 and an honor. While I’m pleased to hand the reins over to Ernie Kretschman, I’m very proud to have had your trust.
 Bye for now. Hope to see you in Madison in December!

 John Rolling, SR/WA, President

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Chapter News
(Program Information - continued from 1st page)
                                                       company land, and negotiating gas pipeline
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:                                  easements.
Mark Noah, PE                                          Pat has a Bachelors Degree in Business
Renewable Resources Manager - We Energies              Administration, from U.W. Milwaukee School of
Mark is the Manager of Renewable Resources in          Business Administration with Majors in both Real
the Fossil Operations group at We Energies. In his     Estate and Marketing.
current role, Mark is responsible for managing the
operations, maintenance and administration of wind     John M. McWilliams, MBA, PE
power generation. He is also responsible for overall   Senior Resource Planning Engineer -
site performance, environmental stewardship and        Dairyland Power Cooperative
community/public relations for wind assets. In his     John McWilliams is a Senior Resource Planning
15 years at We Energies, Mark has managed              Engineer with Dairyland Power Cooperative.
workgroups in the Gas Operations, Corporate            A major focus of John's work is renewable energy
Facilities and Alternative Fuel Marketing areas.       generation planning. John has worked with
Mark has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from       Dairyland Power Cooperative generation and power
the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and is a       delivery departments, the distribution cooperatives,
registered Professional Engineer.                      and developers to bring wind energy projects,
Andy Hesselbach, PE                                    landfill gas to energy projects, and anaerobic
Wind Farm Project Manager - We Energies                digester projects to the Dairyland Power
Andy Hesselbach is We Energies' Wind Farm              Cooperative system. He is currently investigating
Project Manager. He has spent 19 years in the          the feasibility of large-scale biomass projects.
energy industry in positions ranging from              He has a BSEE from Iowa State University, a MBA
engineering and power marketing to more recent         from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and is
work in the development, permitting, and               currently working on a Master of Science in
construction of electric generating facilities. In     Engineering Systems from Iowa State University
2005, he began his current position managing We        with an emphasis on renewable energy. John is a
Energies' wind generation program.                     registered professional engineer in Wisconsin and a
Andy holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from the     member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic
University of Wisconsin - Madison and a MBA from       Engineers.
Marquette University. Andy is a registered             Dave Toso, PE
Professional Engineer in the State of Wisconsin.       Senior Engineer - Madison Gas and Electric
Pat Adams                                              Company
Project Manager - We Energies                          Dave is a Senior Engineer with Madison Gas and
Pat Adams has been at We Energies for 32 years in      Electric Company. He is a registered professional
various customer-related occupations, including        engineer and has over 20 years of electrical
Customer Service Representative, Senior Sales          engineering experience working throughout the
Representative and Distribution, and Property          Madison area.
Management Right of Way Agent.                         Dave has worked extensively with the large
For the past seven years, Pat has been the Lead        commercial and industrial customers of MG&E on
Right of Way Agent in the Real Estate Property         energy conservation and emergency generator
Management Department of We Energies,                  projects. He also represented his company on the
coordinating real estate activities in support of      state-wide electrical interconnection committee that
We Energies' Blue Sky Green Field Wind Project         created standard interconnection rules for the State
and Glacier Hills Wind Project. In addition, she has   of Wisconsin. Dave's recent work has been in
also been involved with the purchase of property for   project management and has resulted in projects
electric substations and gas gate stations,            that produce electricity from landfill gas, wind, and
permitting for utility facilities, sale of excess      over 20 solar electric projects.

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Chapter News
                                                         income to Chapter 17 was nearly $3,000.
               Badger Chapter 17
        Third Quarter Executive Board                    She thanked Deanna Loewenhagen for teaching
               Meeting Minutes                           Course 200 (Principles of Real Estate Negotiation)
                                                         on September 1 and 2 at Radisson Hotel in
               September 2, 2009
                                                         La Crosse.
CALL TO ORDER/OFFICER REPORTS                            Attorney Joe Klein will facilitate Real Estate Broker's
President's Report - John Rolling, SR/WA, President      Continuing Education on December 9, 2009. We
called the meeting to order at 4:45 p.m.                 urge membership to register early.
Quorum - 14 out of 20                                    John Rolling, SR/WA, will facilitate 7 Hour National
Secretary's Report - Rick Dickson                        USPAP Update on December 11, 2009. We urge
Secretary Rick Dickson submitted the Executive           membership to register early.
Board Meeting Minutes held June 3, 2009 and the          Attorney Joe Klein has agreed to condense the 2010
General Membership Meeting Minutes held June 4,          Broker's Continuing Education modules into two
2009 as published in the September 2009 Badger-          consecutive days in March. June is now open for
Right-of-Way, Issue #203. Motion made by Ernie           course scheduling.
Kretschmann and seconded by Marla Britton to             Scott MacWilliams has agreed to facilitate C804
approve the Secretary's report. Motion carried.          (Skills of Expert Testimony) on March 3, 2009 in
Treasurer would maintain record on how the four          Neenah, WI.
classes rely on an honor system.                         Congratulations to Doug Hartmann and Dawn Neuy
Treasurer's Report - Beth Massey                         for earning bonus dollars for our chapter. An
Treasurer Beth Massey presented the financial            additional $400 was received from three of the 2009
report. Anchor Bank: Business checking account           classes held for have more than 20 students
$4,027.94 and Associated Bank checking balance is        registered per class.
$6,143.45; Certificate balances are $5,648.37 and        Lodging and travel related expenses for course
$13,281.84. Money Market account balance is              coordinators. More discussion is requested on this
$6,496.23. Total of all accounts: $35,597.83.            topic due to lower travel expense budgets. Marla
Motion made by Loraine Winchel and seconded by           Britton made a motion to pay for the one course
Dave Karl to approve the Treasurer's report. Motion      coordinator per course for lodging expenses Ernie
carried.                                                 Kretschmann seconded it. Motion passed.
COMMITTEE REPORTS                                        Tentative Schedule for 2010: April - Course 100 as a
Advertising & Subscriptions - Marilyn Smith              stand alone; June - SRWA Study Session;
Work is underway to solicit advertising for the 2010     September - Course 209; October - Course 800 &
chapter roster. I have made contact with last year's     802 as a 3 day series; December - Course 505 & 506
advertisers and have sent information to a few new       as Relocation 3 day series.
potential companies.                                     Environment - Gaylord Plummer, SR/WA
Rates remain the same as last year - $40 for a half      International Environment Committee - Course 602
page ad, $75 for a full page ad, $150 for both the       Revision - June 5, 2009 Minutes (not available on
inside back cover and the 2-page center and $250         IRWA web site) Rick Dickson Region 5
for the back cover.                                      Representative.

Suggestion was made to not go with something so          PACE - Purchase of Agricultural Conservation
bold on the cover of the chapter directory.              Easement. "The Department of Agriculture, Trade
                                                         and Consumer Protection (DATCP) will provide
Asset Management - Joe Stepnik - No report.              funding to cooperating local entities (local
Education - Doug Hartmann & Dawn Neuy                    governments or non-profit organizations) for the
Arlene Buttke presented the report. Principles of Real   purchase of easements from willing landowners."
Estate Appraisal (C400) had 19 attendees and net

    Badger                                                               (continued on page 6)
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Chapter News
(Executive Board Meeting Minutes - continued from page 5)   at the Bridgewood Resort Hotel in Neenah on
Information for the following 2009 Working Lands            March 3, 2010.
Initiative Training Sessions also available at the          The 1st Quarter 2010 Executive Board and General
above address: September 22, 2009 - Eau Claire;             meetings will be held at the Bridgewood Resort Hotel
September 24, 2009 - Oshkosh; September 25, 2009            in Neenah on March 3-4, 2010.
- Jefferson; September 29, 2009 Richland Center;            The 2nd Quarter 2010 Executive Board and General
September 30, 2009 - Wausau.                                meetings will be held at the Best Western Grand
Events in October and November presented by                 Seasons Hotel (tentative) in Waupaca on
Wisconsin Towns Association in various other                June 2-3, 2010.
Wisconsin locations.                                        The 3rd Quarter 2010 Executive Board and General
UW - Milwaukee Natural History Workshops-New!               meetings (joint Chapter-Affiliate) will be held in
Invasive Species Management Workshops (for Park,            Eau Claire (hotel TBD) on September 8-9, 2010.
Highway & Right of Way Directors, Managers and              Legislation - Bob Bokowski
Staff)         The recent State Budget Bill had two Eminent
Environment fall/winter catalog University of               Domain provision changes by Governor Doyle
Wisconsin - Extension: Cooperative Extension.               regarding the timeliness of landowner's appraisals                       and the limits on attorney fees. I am happy to report
Finance - Joe Farmer                                        that our Legislation had deleted those two provisions
Beth Massey & Joe Farmer reviewed the Chapter               and the current statutes have not changed. However,
17's financial reports. All financial records are in        the only change that was passed under the recent
order.                                                      State Budget Bill regarding Eminent Domain is within
                                                            the formation of a Regional Transit Authority (RTA).
Greeters & Arrangements - Heidi Fischer                     The RTA now has the same power as condemnation
Course 200 - Principles of Real Estate Negotiation          for sewer and transportation facilities.
will be held at the Radisson Hotel in La Crosse on
September 1-2, 2009.                                        Under the Budget Bill for Transportation states:
                                                            Condemn property, if the authority determines the
The 3rd Quarter 2009 Executive Board meeting and            taking is a necessity, as required of local units of
General (joint Chapter-Affiliate) meeting will be held      government under current law. Specify that the
at the Radisson Hotel in La Crosse on                       authority to acquire property by condemnation would
September 2-3, 2009.                                        be subject to the correct law procedure used by the
The Region 5 Fall Forum will be held at the Double          state, local units of government, and others for
Tree Hotel in Milwaukee on October 16-17, 2009.             condemnations related to sewer and transportation
A Brokers Continuing Education course (Modules 1 &
2) will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites -       Ernie Kretschmann discussed the revision of Bill 271
Madison West in Madison on December 9, 2009.                - requires strip takings to be surveyed by a registered
                                                            surveyor - this would impact the work load.
The 4th Quarter 2009 Executive Board and General
meetings will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel and          Dave Karl discussed that land surveyors are
Suites - Madison West in Madison on                         supporting this in full.
December 9-10, 2009.                                        Liaison - Jason Hogan
A National USPAP Update Course will be held at the          Handed out a draft policy from June 19, 2009. 511 is
Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites - Madison West in              the new information system. Shows you traffic delays
Madison on December 11, 2009.                               on 20/30 road. There is not a clear definition of a
                                                            20/30 road. 14 day and or 3 day notification thru the
A Brokers Continuing Education course (Modules 3,
                                                            online system. Check out the following web site:
4, 5, & 6) will be held at the Bridgewood Resort Hotel
                                                   for more information
in Neenah on March 2-3, 2010.
                                                            regarding this. Please see pages 14 & 15 for
Course 804 - Skills of Expert Testimony will be held        complete minutes.

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Chapter News
(Executive Board Meeting Minutes - continued from page 6)   and Mike Halrcarz offered to help.
Membership - Marla Britton, SR/WA                           Relocation - Reggie Draheim, SR/WA &
Two new members: Jeffrey Fowle and                          Don Spenner, SR/WA - No report.
Michael Cummings. New members presented on                  Right of Way Research - Lorraine Winchel
June 4, 2009: Anita LaCoursiere, Kathryn Curren,            A notice to all chapter members was made in the
Kenneth West, and Barbara Skibinski.                        September 2009 newsletter, requesting any revisions
Chapter members=184, and Affiliate=22,                      to the upcoming 2010 Roster be submitted to Marla
total membership=206.                                       Britton ( no later than
John Rolling made a motion that dues for IRWA               October 15, 2009, in order to be published in the
magizine be for the chapter members $15 dues and            2010 Membership Roster. In addition, any changes to
retired chapter members $10. Barb Taves seconded            roster ads are to be submitted to Marilyn Smith.
it. Motion passed.                                          Any suggestions as to what color to make our roster
Newsletter - Laura Humphrey & Kathy Rudolph                 cover for 2010.
No report.                                                  Great Graphics is printing our rosters again. They will
Nominations/Special Awards - Barb Taves                     be ready by December 1, 2009, for our 4th Quarter
Douglas Hartmann was nominated for the 2010                 meeting on December 9, 2009.
Treasurer's position. She reminded everybody to             How many rosters should be printed? Marla Britton
submit their nominations for the Employee of the            made a motion to have 275 copies made. John
Year and Professional of the Year.                          Rolling seconded it. Motioned passed.
Past Presidents - Barb Taves                                Survey - Dave Karl
No report.                                                  The Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors is looking
Professional Development - Jeff Ekola, SR/WA                for a fresh image and is considering hiring a media
During this past August the SR/WA designation final         company to promote our profession.
application was received from Barbara Taves,                Transportation and Railroads - Dave Steiro
reviewed and approved by Chapter 17's PD                    Tomorrow Norm Pawelczyk and Dave will be
Committee, and sent on to IRWA's Credentialing              presenting on round-abouts.
Manager with recommendation to approve and award
the SR/WA designation.                                      Utilities and Pipelines - Mike Halcarz
                                                            Helping with tomorrow's program.
Information on the new URA Certification is now
posted online ( ). View the               Valuation - Norm Pawelczyk
Certification Program Guide and read through the            Reminder to all WI Licensed & Certified Appraisers -
material to find out more details about this exciting       Your continuing education requirement will need to
new certification. Submit your declaration of               be met by the December 14, 2009. 28 hours of
candidacy application on page 15, to begin the              approved continuing education must include the
process.                                                    7-hour USPAP Update course. Completion of the
                                                            15-hour USPAP course can be used for qualifying
IRWA has significantly improved the program guides          education or general continuing education hours
for SR/WA Designation and the five Certifications.          only; it does not satisfy the requirement to complete
The program guides include all of the applications,         the 7-hour National USPAP Update Course.WisDOT
exam and course challenge request forms. Always             has been developing a new method of valuing
download and print from the website, to ensure that         billboard sites in the acquisition process for highway
you use the most current version of the program             projects. If this is a topic of interest for our members I
guides and forms. Use the table of contents for             can work on developing a program segment at a
reference to locate specific forms or information.          future meeting.
Programs and Outreach - Ernie Kretschmann                   Webmaster - Deb Zimmermann
The December program plans to focus on "Wind                The site has been updated, so please take the time
Power, the Mandate for the Future". Needs some              and review. It has come to my attention some
volunteers to help with this. Dave Karl, Jason Hogan        companies may be limiting internet access or
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Chapter News
(Executive Board Meeting Minutes - continued from page 7)   all! Miracle on 34th Street - Fireside Dinner Theatre
                                                            was booked for November 7, 2009. Discussion was
blocking certain sites, so if you can not access this
                                                            made about the 2010 Stand Alone Events. Numerous
site check with your IT department.
                                                            possibilities were suggested included golf outing,
As always, the site is dependent upon your input and        Brewers Tailgater, summer cook out, "Rent" and/or
contributions with news articles and pictures, so keep      "Lion King" at the Madison Overture Center. We are
them coming!                                                looking for more suggestions.
Our site has received 3,332 visitors!                       Proposed Amendment to By Laws Section 14 will be
Northwest Affiliate - Ed Trapp                              voted on tomorrow.
Jodi Isaacson said that Ed Trapp will be nominating         New Business
Laura Humphrey for Vice Chair and Cheri Barna for           Certification Program from headquarters - plus
Treasurer/Secretary tomorrow at the meeting.                possible changes?
Region 5 Representative - Jerry Lund, SR/WA                 Barb Taves suggested to do phone conference prior
Membership down but doing well financially. New             to Fall Forum to discuss this issue.
certification programs. Relo Act certification.
                                                            Barb Taves made a motion to adjourn. Gaylord
OLD/NEW BUSINESS                                            Plummer seconded. Motion passed.
Old Business                                                Meeting adjourned at 6:15 p.m.
By Laws - Jerry Lund said it is still on-going.
                                                            Respectfully submitted,
Lorraine Winchel discussed the Stand Alone Events -
May 2009 Tailgate party was a success. Enjoyed by           Richard Dickson, Secretary

              Badger Chapter 17                             agent to describe a strip taking. Environmental
                                                            committee class 602 has been rewritten and is in the
   Third Quarter General Meeting Minutes
                                                            stage of being designated.
              September 3, 2009
                                                            Barb Taves nominated Douglas Hartmann for
President John Rolling called the meeting to order at       Treasurer, Beth Massey for Secretary, Richard
9:04 am. President-Elect Ernest Kretschmann led             Dickson for President Elect and Ernie Kretschmann
the Pledge of Allegiance.                                   for President and John Rolling, PhD, SR/WA for
Introduction of Guests: Joe Farmer, Toni Rice and           International Director. No nominations were made
Joe Johnson; Dave Karl brought wife Connie Karl             from the floor.
and his manager Randy Tormol; Ernie Kretschmann             Change in Bylaws was published in the newsletter
announced Ross Wegen will be presenting today               on page 15. Motion was made by
instead of Mike Burow.                                      Barb Taves and Ed Trapp seconded it. Motion
Membership Chair, Marla Britton presented                   passed.
Mike Cummings, Jeff Fowle, Julie Purves,                    Lorraine Winchel discussed the upcoming Stand-
Steve Betz, Daniel Boettcher and Joe Farmer with            Alone Events. On November 7, 2009 has 20 tickets
their membership plaques.                                   for the Miracle on 34th Street at the Fireside.
Jeff Ekola recognized David Karl for his recent             Looking into Badger tickets and asked if there were
SR/WA Certification and presented him with his              any suggestions to please let her know. Any
plaque and pin.                                             changes to the advertising or name/address change
Treasurer Beth Massey presented the 3rd quarter             to let her know.
financial status. Fund balances total $35,597.83            President John Rolling and President-Elect
between CD's and checking.                                  Ernie Kretschmann discussed the Fall Forum hosted
Secretary Rick Dickson discussed the minutes from           by our chapter on October 16-17, 2009.
2nd Quarterly meeting that were submitted and               President John Rolling discussed today's program
approved by Board with no changes. Changes in               and recognized presenters.
Bill 271 will require a land surveyor to do the survey      Meeting adjourned 9:34 am.
for all strip takings. It would restrict the right of way   Respectfully submitted,Richard Dickson, Secretary
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Chapter News
Course 200 ~ Principles of Real Estate Negotiation
   La Crosse, Wisconsin ~ September 1-2, 2009

 Thank you to Deanna Lowenhagen, SR/WA,                  Nanette E. Vetsch and Deanna Lowenhagen
   for instructing Course 200, Principles of             role played during the course as a concerned
    Real Estate Negotiation, in La Crosse.                         landowner and negotiator.

                               Photos submitted by Laura Humphrey & Arlene Buttke

             ~ Social Event at Marla Britton’s home ~
             Westby, Wisconsin ~ September 2, 2009

            Thank you to Marla Britton and
                                                                 Members enjoying the view and
            SRF Consulting Group, Inc. for
                                                                 camaraderie at the social event.
             sponsporing the social event.

                                         Photos submitted by Jerry Lund.
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Chapter News
           3rd Quarter Chapter Meeting
Radisson Hotel - La Crosse, WI - September 3, 2009

 President Elect, Ernie Kretschmann,                    The new chairs for the Affiliate:
     introduced each presenter.                        Cheri Barna, Secretary/Treasurer,
                                                        Laura Humphrey, Vice Chair &
                                                      Jody Isaacson, Chair for 2010-2011.

 Barb Taves, Jody Isaacson and Cheri Barna                   New Members (left to right):
    from Steigerwaldt Land Services, Inc.              Joe Farmer, Daniel Boettcher, Steve Betz,
                                                             Julie Purves, Jeff Fowle and
                                                                  Michael Cummings.

  Badger                   Photos submitted by Laura Humphrey & Jerry Lund.
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Chapter/Affiliate News

                  ~ MILESTONES and ANNOUNCEMENTS ~
 Congratulations to Barbara Taves on receiving her SR/WA designation! Way to go Barb!

 On September 3, Chapter 17 & 17A will had their joint annual meeting in La Crosse at the
 Radisson Hotel. Ed Trapp swore in Jody Isaacson as Chair, Laura Humphrey as Vice-Chair, and
 Cheri Barna as Secretary/Treasurer for the rest of 2009 - 2011.
            Jody Isaacson, Chair             • (715) 453-3274 •
            Laura Humphrey, Vice-Chair       • (715) 830-0544 •
            Cheri Barna, Secretary/Treasurer • (715) 453-3274 •

 Chapter 17 continually strives to organize quarterly meetings and stand-alone events that are of
 interest to its members. If you have an idea you would like incorporated in a future program or
 stand-alone event, please contact:
 Quarterly Programs: John Rolling, PhD, SR/WA • 608-231-2120 •
 Stand-Alone Events: Lorraine Winchel         • 608-246-3825 •

 Region Chairs and the International Executive
Committee "IEC" Joint Meeting in Ottawa, Canada
            September 19-20, 2009

IEC and Region chairs meeting at the Westin                   The group photo in front of the Canadian
 in Ottawa on September 19-20; Mark Rieck;                    Parliament building includes: left to right
    Executive Vice President, in front of the                   Brenda Becker, SR/WA, Region 10
             power point screen.                                 Johnny Dyess, SR/WA, Region 6
                                                                  Wayne Goss, SR/WA, Region 2
   Badger                   Photos submitted by Jerry Lund.     Rita Rasmussen, SR/WA, Region 3
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Chapter News
    IRWA UTILITY/DOT LIAISON                              majority of these projects were 'shovel ready' and
      COMMITTEE MINUTES                                   were intended to have minimal impact with utilities.
                                                          An abundance of road projects are in the pipeline,
              August 20, 2009                             while utilities continue to have lay-offs and may
                                                          struggle to keep up. U.C. Guide Chapter 24 SHRM
The meeting was called to order by Chairperson            projects / Federally funded maintenance projects
Jason Hogan. The following agenda items were              (-60 ID's) are guided to follow Trans 220. Frequently,
discussed:                                                decisions by others within the DOT have been made
                                                          to accelerate the project disregarding Trans 220.
WisDOT 511 - Utility Permit lane closure system -         DOT Utility Coordinators are asked to clearly indicate
WisDOT Policy 96.51(DRAFT):                               on the 1078 submittal which projects are not
Draft revision of Policy 96.51 is available for           following Trans 220.
comment. Please return comments to prior to October 1.              Definition of Transmission - Conveyance of
Utilities are encouraged to begin utilizing this policy   Rights:
in preparation of enforcement anticipated in March of     The term 'transmission' was questioned if it included
2010. Utility requests for lane closures may be made      all utilities because 'transmission line' has been
by notification via the internet:                         defined for electric utilities to be anything greater                 than 50kV per Wi Admin Code PSC 119. DOT
                                                          explained their use of the term is identified in Wis.
HMP (monumentation and observations) and                  Sat. 182.0175(1)(c): "Transmission facilities" includes
WISCORS network:                                          all pipes, pipelines, wires, cables, ducts, wirelines
Attached are the handouts from the meeting                and associated facilities, whether underground or
identifying monument locations. WisCORS will              aboveground, regardless of the nature of their
continue to the west next spring. WisCORS is              transmittants or of their in-service application. The
designed for survey positioning, not necessarily          term includes, but is not restricted to, utility facilities,
machine grading. Road contractors have set up             government-owned facilities, facilities transporting
base stations, which may correct delays in                hazardous materials, communications and data
positioning. WisDOT will be including guidelines for      facilities, drainage and water facilities and sewer
power line / cell tower placement due to interference     systems. The term does not include any of the
with GPS radio signals for survey monuments in            following:
Policy 96.20 - or by reference to the Facilities          1. A culvert.
Development Manual.                                       2. A fuel storage tank and a fuel storage pipeline, if
                                                          the pipeline does not cross a public right-of-way and
Utility Environmental Permits/review - DNR/DOT            if the tank and pipeline are located on property that is
cooperative agreement - WisDOT Policy 96.10(c)            owned or leased by the user of the tank and pipeline.
This topic is currently delayed due to the limited
availability of DOT environmentalists.                    Temporary Construction Easements
                                                          Utilities are having concerns with 'Granting' a
DT1553 - Draft Highway Permit                             temporary construction easement when easement
The draft of the new DT1553 Highway Permit is             rights are the only rights held by the utility. Ernie
attached for review. Please return all comments to        Kretschman, Mike Halcarz and Jason Hogan will re- prior to October 1.              draft the TCE document for review by WisDOT.

ARRA Projects and its impact on utilities (ability        Utility Worksheet - Trans 220:
to deal with the additional work load, unplanned          Mike Baumann has a new draft of the Utility
budgets increases, compressed time schedules,             Worksheet for review and comment (attached).
etc.)                                                     Please respond with comments to
The first phase of AARA projects moved projects  prior to October 1.
ahead, with additional funding this fiscal year. The
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Chapter News
       IRWA UTILITY/DOT LIAISON                             Temporary and Permanent Limited Easements:
                                                            In recent years, WisDOT has utilized Temporary
                                                            Limited Easements (TLEs) and Permanent Limited
             (Continued from page 12)                       Easements (PLEs). The names of these easements
                                                            indicate that they are limited in nature. A TLE is only
Other business:                                             valid until the completion of the highway construction.
The authority to permit utilities on road right-of-way      WisDOT has no permitting authority in a TLE. A
when only easement rights were acquired versus fee          utility company needs an easement from the
simple interest establishing the right-of-way was           underlying property owner in order to occupy a TLE.
questioned. Following is the response found in              The ability to issue permits in PLEs is dependent
Chapter 5 of WisDOT's Guide to Utility Coordination:        upon the wording of the PLE. Some PLEs are very
Highway Easements:                                          specific, such as "for sloping, restoration and
Prior to the 1950's WisDOT acquired highway right-          maintenance" for example. If the use of the PLE is
of-way by easement only. For discussion purposes,           restricted to just a few activities, that type of
this situation will be called "highway easement."           easement would not give us permitting authority.
Past court cases have proven that WisDOT has the            If the PLE has more general wording that says "for
ability to issue permits on highway easements. The          public transportation purposes," we can argue that a
"police power" of governments allows this use               utility is a form of transportation of energy, products,
without compensation to the underlying fee owner.           data, etc. If it says for highway purposes, we'd have
State Statute 86.16(1) and State Statute 182.017(1)         to argue "highway" includes normal co-located
put the "police power" in statutory form as to              utilities -- a public way of sorts. With this type of
highways and State Statute 182.018 as to railroads.         broader language in the easement, WisDOT could
These statutes do not require or mention ownership          issue utility permits.
of the land. "Right of way" itself means only an
easement, not a permanent interest. A permit does           Annual Utility Coordinator Conference:
not grant a property interest. So nothing is being          This years conference will be held at the Kalahari in
taken away from the underlying property owner. This         the Wisconsin Dells. Mark you calendars between
is one of the reasons we grant permits and not              10 am and noon on October 7th! Invitations will be
easements on our right-of-way. The word highway is          sent soon!
also broader than what we typically think; it is defined
in State Statute 990.01(12) to include "all public ways     See you all November 19th, our last meeting of the
and thoroughfares and all bridges upon the same."           year!
Again, ownership of the land is not mentioned.
                                                            Respectively submitted,
                                                            Jason Hogan, Alliant Energy

             2009 Michigan Chapter 7 Fall Education Seminar -
                            Mackinac Island
 It was remarkable that Five Balfour winners were
 among the attenders at this seminar. The Balfour
Award is given each year to a professional who has
   demonstrated exemplary support to the IRWA.
          Pictured winners (left to right) are:
    Lisa Harrison, SR/WA, current IEC member
     Alicia Worthley, SR/WA, Michigan Chapter
Pat Petitto, SR/WA, current International Secretary
 Jeff Jones, SR/WA, Region 5 Secretary/Treasurer
      Dave Maturen, SR/WA, Michigan Chapter

    Badger                 Photo submitted by Jerry Lund.

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Chapter News
  Wisconsin Weighs Licensing/Certification Bill,                       as written and has proposed an amendment that would allow
               BPO Amendment                                           agents and brokers to perform a BMA for real estate listings “if
The following article appeared in the Appraisal Institute Online       the analysis is used to establish a value for purposes other than a
Headlines (Volume 10, No. 19/20):                                      real estate transaction or mortgage.” This amendment would
                                                                       allow a BMA to be used as a valuation tool for things such as
Work continues in the Wisconsin Legislature on legislation             divorces, estate settlements, insurance matters, litigation and
(Assembly Bill 472) that would enact mandatory                         easements.
licensing/certification requirements for real estate appraisers.
The Wisconsin Chapter of the Appraisal Institute strongly              In a memo sent to the Assembly Housing Committee, the
supports this legislation.                                             Wisconsin Realtors Association claimed, “Like appraisers, real
                                                                       estate licensees are experienced at determining the value of
While they support the underlying legislation, appraisers in           property” and BMAs proposed by real estate licensees are
Wisconsin have been vehemently fighting a proposed                     “subject to quality control standards.”
amendment to the legislation that would allow real estate agents
and brokers to perform broker market analyses as an alternative        The Wisconsin Chapter of the Appraisal Institute so far has
to appraisals in many situations where determining the value of        successfully fought the Realtors’ proposed amendment. In
a property is necessary.                                               written testimony, the Wisconsin Chapter fired back, saying,
                                                                       “Wisconsin citizens need to know that the investment they have
Current law in Wisconsin allows a person to appraise real estate       in their real property is being safeguarded. It is in the best
or to cosign an appraisal report without a license or certification,   interest of the public for value opinions (appraisals) to be
unless the person wants to refer to himself or herself as a            completed by competent individuals who are objective and
licensed or certified appraiser or to the appraisal report as          independent. Allowing otherwise by expanding the current
“Wisconsin certified” or “Wisconsin licensed.” State licensing         exemptions contravenes the intent of the legislation.”
or certification is also required for appraisers that perform
appraisals in conjunction with certain federally related               The Realtors’ proposed amendment was to be considered at the
transactions as is required under Federal law.                         Oct. 20 Housing Committee hearing. However, largely as a
                                                                       result of the Appraisal Institute’s e-mail campaign, the
The proposed legislation would prohibit a person from                  amendment was not considered. It is possible that the
performing any appraisal, for compensation, unless the person is       amendment will be considered when the legislation reaches the
licensed or certified as a real estate appraiser by the Department     full Assembly. The Wisconsin Chapter and the rest of the
of Regulation and Licensing .                                          Appraisal Institute are prepared to respond vigorously if the
                                                                       Legislature considers this amendment to ensure that it is not
There is already a significant exemption in the bill that allows a     incorporated into the legislation.
real estate agent or broker to perform a “broker market analysis”
to establish a listing price or purchase price for a property.         To view a copy of the legislation and the WRA proposed
However, the Wisconsin Realtors Association opposes the bill           amendment, visit:

                     Congressional Record - Speech of Fred Upton of Michigan in the
                       House of Representatives on Tuesday, September 22, 2009
 Madam Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to the International Right of Way Association, which is celebrating its 75th
Anniversary on Friday, October 16, 2009. IRWA is responsible for educating and cultivating top talent in the industry that
                         has led us to many of today’s modern conveniences and landmarks.
     The United States is home to many accomplished and dedicated Right of Way professionals-the IRWA has been
providing the path to success and adamant professionalism for members since its inception as a not-for-profit association
  in 1934. IRWA has united the efforts of its members toward professional development, improved service to employers
                and the public, and continues to make advancements within the Right of way profession.
  Right of way professionals play a leading role in the development and advancement of our transportation, water, and
    energy projects, while advancing America for future generations. IRWA has nearly 10,000 professional members
      comprised of engineers, appraisers, property managers, acquisition agents, lawyers, surveyors, title experts,
                                  environmentalists, and relocation assistance agents.
  Right of way professionals improve the lives of citizens across our nation through the building of infrastructure projects
that transform our community. Infrastructures the country over have benefited from the hard work of IRWA professionals -
the highways we drive on, utilities in our homes, and telephone towers that enable us to communicate-have all benefitted
          because a right of way professional applied their unique expertise in creating the nation’s infrastructure.
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                    MADISON, WI - December 9, 2009

All real estate brokers and salespersons must complete 18 hours of continuing education in order to renew
their licenses. These courses have been approved by the Department of Regulation and Licensing and will be
presented by Joe Klein.
                                         COURSE SCHEDULE
                                     Registration: 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
             Module 1 - Listing Contracts • 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. • 3 hours credit - Includes a test
              Module 2 - Offer to Purchase •1 p.m. - 4 p.m. •3 hours credit - Includes a test
 This program is approved by the Department of Regulation and Licensing for 6 hours continuing education.
COURSE LOCATION/ACCOMMODATIONS                       DATE/TIME                       FEE
Holiday Inn & Suites, Madison West                   Wednesday                       $105/Members
1109 Fourier Drive                                   December 9, 2009                $120/Non Members
Madison, WI 53717                                    9 am - 4 pm
Phone: (608) 826-0500                                *Add $25 if registering after November 25, 2009

            For additional information, contact Course Coordinator - Arlene Buttke at (414) 221-2718.


                 REGISTRATION FORM ~ Requested by November 24, 2009
                          Real Estate Brokers/Salesperson Continuing Education
Membership Number___________________________                 Cost: $105 members/ $120 Non-members
Name _______________________________________                 Please make checks payable to:
Title ________________________________________               International Right of Way Association
Address _____________________________________                and mail to: We Energies
City, State, Zip _______________________________                           Attn: Arlene Buttke
Phone ______________________________________                               231 West Michigan Street, A252
Email Address ________________________________                             Milwaukee, WI 53203

                                                             Check for $______ is enclosed.

  September 10, 2003 - Motion passed to establish a Chapter policy stating that any current
 Chapter 17 member who attends four (4) consecutive Chapter general meetings is eligible to
   receive a 25% discount on one upcoming IRWA Chapter 17 sponsored education course.

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                                7 HOUR NATIONAL USPAP UPDATE
                                MADISON, WI - DECEMBER 11, 2009
All real estate appraisers must complete the 7-Hour National USPAP Update course as part of continuing
education required for state license renewal. This course will be approved by the Wisconsin Department of
Regulation and Licensing and will be presented by certified USPAP instructor John Rolling, SR/WA.
The new edition of USPAP goes into effect on January 1, 2010. The new edition of USPAP contains several
changes that particularly interest appraisers involved in eminent domain. Some of the significant changes are
to:-  Jurisdictional Exception Rule
-     Ethics Rule (new section regarding previous assignments on subject property)
-     Standard 3-Appraisal Review.
We expect that the 2010-2011 version of the USPAP Update Course will be available for our December 2009
presentation. Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing has stated that completion of the course
prior to license expiration (expiration date is 12/14/09) will meet the renewal requirements.
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Introduction to USPAP
                                                                          * Topics may be adjusted upon
                       When Does USPAP Apply?
                                                                      instructor's receipt of new 2010 course
                       Definitions and Changes to Definitions          materials. The time schedule will not
10:30 a.m.- Noon       Rule Changes                                   change. Plan on staying until 4:30.p.m.
Noon - 1 p.m.          Lunch
1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.     Rule Changes Continued
COURSE LOCATION/ACCOMMODATIONS DATE/TIME                         FEE (includes Lunch)
Holiday Inn & Suites, Madison West Friday                        $125* Member
1109 Fourier Drive                 December 11, 2009             $150* Non-Member
Madison, WI 53717                  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.         $50.00 2008 Edition
Phone Number: (608) 826-0500                      USPAP Textbook (available for purchase)
                                   *Add $25 if registering after November 25, 2009

            For additional information, contact Course Coordinator - Dawn M. Neuy at 414-944-5753 .
                    REGISTRATION FORM ~ Requested by November 24, 2009
                                    USPAP Update Continuing Education

Membership Number___________________________                Cost: $125 members/ $150 Non-members
Name _______________________________________                       Please make checks payable to:
Title ________________________________________                     International Right of Way Association
Address _____________________________________                      and mail to: We Energies
City, State, Zip _______________________________                                  Attn.: Dawn M. Neuy
Phone ______________________________________                                      500 S. 116th Street
                                                                                  West Allis, WI 53214

                                                            Check for $__________ is enclosed

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                     NEENAH, WI - MARCH 2-3, 2010

All real estate brokers and salespersons must complete 18 hours of continuing education in order to renew
their licenses. These courses have been approved by the Department of Regulation and Licensing and will be
presented by Joe Klein.
                                           COURSE SCHEDULE

                          Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - Registration: 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
              Module 3 - New Developments • 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. • 3 hours credit - Includes a test
              Module 4 - Buyer Agency Agreements •1 p.m. - 4 p.m. •3 hours credit - Includes a test

                      Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - Registration: 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
             Module 5 - Condominiums • 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. • 3 hours credit - Includes a test
   Module 6 - Landlord/Tenant and Property Management •1 p.m. - 4 p.m. •3 hours credit - Includes a test

This program is approved by the Department of Regulation and Licensing for 12 hours continuing education.

COURSE LOCATION/ACCOMMODATIONS                       DATE/TIME                      FEE
Best Western Bridgewood Resort                       Tuesday & Wednesday                   $210.00/Members
1000 Cameron Way                                     March 2-3, 2009                $240.00/Non Members
Neenah, WI 53703                                     9 am - 4 pm
Phone: (920) 720-8000                                *Add $15 if registering after February 15, 2009
Toll-free: (800) 514-5206

            For additional information, contact Course Coordinator - Arlene Buttke at (414) 221-2718.


                    REGISTRATION FORM ~ Requested by February 15, 2009
                            Real Estate Brokers/Salesperson Continuing Education

Membership Number___________________________                 Cost: $210.00 members/ $240.00 Non-members
Name _______________________________________                 Please make checks payable to:
Title ________________________________________               International Right of Way Association
Address _____________________________________                and mail to: We Energies
City, State, Zip _______________________________                           Attn: Arlene Buttke
Phone ______________________________________                               231 West Michigan Street, A252
Email Address ________________________________                             Milwaukee, WI 53203

                                                             Check for $______ is enclosed.

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                       COURSE 804 - SKILLS OF EXPERT TESTIMONY
                             NEENAH, WI - MARCH 3, 2010

The objective of this course is to provide appraisers and non-appraisers or individuals with practical skills in
the field of expert witness testimony. Participants will learn how to be:
        • More believable.      • More “in control.” • Better able to cope with manipulation.
        • More effective in communicating with a jury.
This course is taught by an attorney and/or an experienced appraiser. The problems faced by the expert
witness are analyzed through extensive use of simulations based upon actual cases. The interplay between the
attorney and the expert witness creates a unique learning situation.

     • What to consider when hiring a witness and when accepting an assignment
     • How to handle discovery and exchange of information       • What you need to know about a jury
     • Ways to handle qualifications      • Techniques of direct testimony
     • The “do’s and don’ts” of displays • Techniques of effective cross-examination
COURSE LOCATION/ACCOMMODATIONS                       DATE/TIME                        FEE
Best Western Bridgewood Resort                       Wednesday                        $265.00/Members
1000 Cameron Way                                     March 3, 2009                    $330.00/Non Members
Neenah, WI 53703                                     8 am - 5 pm
Phone: (920) 720-8000                                *Add $15 if registering after February 15, 2009
Toll-free: (800) 514-5206

Scott L. MacWilliams is the founder and President of S.L. MacWIlliams Company, Inc. of Madison,
Wisconsin. He has over 23 years of real estate appraisal experience and is a Wisconsin Certified General
Appraiser. A current member of the International Right of Way Association (IRWA), he also serves as the
legislative Committee Chair. Since 1989, Mr. MacWilliams has completed over 400 appraisal assignments.
These projects included appraisals for commercial, industrial, retail, office, vacant land, and special use
properties. Mr. MacWIlliams has served as an expert witness testimony when litigation became an issue.
          For additional information, contact Course Coordinator - Dawn M. Neuy at 414-944-5753.
                  REGISTRATION FORM ~ Requested by February 15, 2009
                                   Course 804 - Skills of Expert Testimony
Membership Number___________________________                 Cost: $265.00 members/ $330.00 Non-members
Name _______________________________________                 Please make checks payable to:
Title ________________________________________               International Right of Way Association
Address _____________________________________                and mail to: We Energies
City, State, Zip _______________________________                            Attn.: Dawn M. Neuy
Phone ______________________________________                                500 S. 116th Street
Email Address ________________________________                              West Allis, WI 53214
                                                             Check for $__________ is enclosed

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General Information
CHAPTER 17 WEBSITE:                                     MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION                        For membership application or information, contact
                                                        Membership Committee Chair:
INTERNATIONAL INTERNET ADDRESS:                                        Marla L. Britton, SR/WA
                                                                 Clement Sutton Corporation
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES                                         237 Black River Avenue
To find out about current employment opportunities,              Westby, WI 54667
please use the IRWA internet address. Employers and              Phone: 608.632.0261
employees can post job openings and resumes on the     
web by calling/faxing IRWA headquarters at:
Phone (310) 538-0233 ext. 127; Fax (310) 538-1471.      NOTICE POLICY
                                                        Free notices may be placed in the newsletter subject to
MILESTONES                                              the following conditions:
A special category called MILESTONES notifies members   • Notices must benefit members and may include job or
about news relating to other members. Anyone may          meeting announcements or any IRWA-related
submit announcements to the editor. Suggested             information.
announcements may include:                              • All notices are subject to the editor’s discretion on
       Job Changes                                        content and length.
       Promotions                                       • Notices may also be handed out at quarterly meetings if
       Retirements                                        they are of benefit to others.

                  Roster Change                                                 Registration
               ROSTER CHANGE FORM                                        Registration Form
             IRWA BADGER CHAPTER 17                        Badger Chapter 17 - 4th Quarter General Meeting
                                                                        December 10, 2009
       My Roster Listing Should Read As Follows:
Name__________________________________                  Telephone:________________________________

Company/Organization ____________________               Registration Fee: (includes continental breakfast and lunch)
                                                          Registration by Mail:      $25 per person
Title ___________________________________
                                                          Registration at the Door: $35 per person
Address (newsletter) ______________________
                                                          Check Enclosed in the amount of $_________
City, State, Zip ___________________________
                                                          Make Checks Payable to: Badger Chapter 17
            (      )
  Business _____________________________                Mail registration and check prior to November 30, 2009 to:
             (     )
  Residence ____________________________                   Heidi Fischer
                                                           City of Madison
     (     )
Fax ___________________________________                    Office of Real Estate Services
                                                           P.O. Box 2983
E-mail: _________________________________                  Madison, WI 53701-2983
        Return to Membership Committee Chair:
                                                        Cancellation Policy: Full refund will be given with written notice
  Marla L. Britton, SR/WA, Clement Sutton Corporation   of cancellation prior to November 30, 2009.
      237 Black River Avenue, Westby, WI 54667

    NOTICE: The Executive Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 9, 2009.
             All committee chairs are encouraged to attend and/or send a written report.
                   We need your input and ideas to maintain a successful chapter.

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Badger Write Away
International Right of Way Association
Badger Chapter 17
c/o Kathy Rudolph and Laura Humphrey
Timbers-Selissen Land Specialists, Inc.
2115 East Clairemont Avenue, Suite 2A
Eau Claire, WI 54701

     Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites -
           Madison West
              1109 Fourier Drive
             Madison, WI 53717

         Phone No.: 1-608-826-0550
          Toll free: 1-888-522-9472
            Fax: 1-608-826-0550


          Exit Hwy 12 at Greenway Blvd. At stop light, turn left (if appraching from the East)
                            or turn right (if approaching from the West).
                          Turn left at John Q. Hammons Drive (0.5 blocks).
                                Turn left at Fourier Drive (2.5 blocks).
                                        Hotel on immediate left.

            (For more detailed directions go to:

                                           If you stay, Register IRWA!

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